You ever wake up and ask yourself, “What just happened?” I woke up feeling worn out and different. I feel like a long list of events just transpired and I am exhausted as a result of it.
It’s the quiet moment of the morning that allow you to sit and recall the events of the last twenty four hours. As I make my initial visit to the bathroom and shower, I check for fingers, toes, sight and equilibrium. I don’t smell any foreign scents like motor oil, jasmine, or White Castle, so I am relieved to know I didn’t sleep walk last night.
The only word that comes to mind is “Tailspin.” I’m not sure why, so I looked it up. Tailspin is defined as the rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral. I don’t think I am dealing with a downward descent as much as a spiral, but I take nothing off the table until we are cleared.
It comes to me that, either it’s people or events. Yesterday was a day filled with unusual people and events. Anytime you cross paths with new and different events and occurrences, it has the tendency or potential to move you.
Wait, I think I have it!!
People and events are like winds that blow. In an aircraft, you can’t see the wind as it shifts. You can easily get thrown into a tailspin as a result of a wind shift that you didn’t see coming.
People like wind, either blow with you or against you. Every time you encounter a person, they have the potential to cause a shift. It is up to you to maintain your speed and direction. No need in getting thrown off course by everyone you meet or everything you encounter.
I really had hoped that tailspin meant a plane spinning backwards out of control. It seemed more like what I was feeling. Beat up and drained mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Nevertheless, as I sit on this couch, in a quiet room, under comforter, I quickly realize that this is a new day.
This new day requires for me to be present and accounted for, alert and ready for whatever. As much as I would like to spend time investigating the strange events of yesterday, it really doesn’t matter. You can’t fly forward looking back.
The bottom line is I’m still airborne. The plane may have a few bumps and bruises but I’m still flying high and doing stunts. Whatever was sent to blow me off course or knock me out of the sky didn’t work. No need in wasting today studying yesterday. Make the mental notes and keep it moving.
I need to be gainfully employed in mapping my next move, monitoring the gauges of my soul, and keeping the air beneath my wings. I highly recommend you do the same.
I’ll see you in the air!!